The absence of significant MMA events throughout the remainder of 2023 has led many of the sport’s prominent figures to take a hiatus, relishing the festive moments with their families.
Renowned UFC superstar Conor McGregor seized the opportunity to extend warm wishes to their fans via social media platforms during this joyous holiday season, sharing glimpses of their celebrations with loved ones.
This year, Conor McGregor made an intriguing impact on Christmas 2023 by flooding Instagram with a series of videos. While sharing a heartwarming family portrait, McGregor’s Instagram story exhibited what many perceived as rather peculiar behavior.
Robert Whittaker and Max Holloway, in their own unique ways, spread the holiday spirit with their fans.
Whittaker uploaded multiple pictures showcasing his family gathered around a beautifully adorned Christmas tree.
Simultaneously, Holloway shared a series of pictures flaunting his collection of sweaters and featuring his wife and son.
Holloway and his wife Alessa Quizon also recently treated fans to celebratory videos marking the former featherweight champion’s birthday on December 4.
Former UFC champion Michael Bisping also partook in the festive celebrations by sharing a video clip of his family engaging in a jovial game at a restaurant. He was seen laughing alongside his wife, Rebecca. A highlight of the post was Bisping wearing a green paper crown on top of his head.
The UFC remains off until January 13. After that, the upcoming event will feature a main event clash starring Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker will take place.
Despite the intensity of preparations for their impending rematch, Johnny Walker took a moment to share his holiday festivities on Instagram. Alongside his partner Tara Campbell Walker and their beloved dog, he extended warm Christmas wishes to his followers in a heartwarming video.
In stark contrast, Ankalaev did not post any Christmas-related posts on social media.
The rivalry between Ankalaev and Walker has been visibly brewing on social platforms, with palpable animosity between the two light heavyweight contenders. Their initial encounter ended in an inconclusive no-contest due to an unconventional doctor’s stoppage.